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Apple iOS 16, watchOS 9 set to launch on September 12: What to expect, eligible devices

Apple will announce the iOS 16 update for its smartphones on September 12, and the next watchOS update will also launch on the same date. The new software for Apple’s iPhone series comes with a number of new features, which you may have heard of in recent weeks, as these features were part of the iOS 16 beta releases. They include a new lock screen, improved focus mode, and other changes. . Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 16 and watchOS 9.

Apple iOS 16: What’s New?

Messages: Apple now allows you to edit or undo messages already sent via iMessage. Users have 15 minutes to change or completely delete the message they sent. Recently deleted messages can now be recovered for up to 30 days, and users can also mark open conversations as unread.

New Maps App: Apple has also made numerous changes to the Maps application, which now shows various parameters including speed, vehicle temperature and other details. You can now add multiple stops to your route, just like with Google Maps, and also view public transport fares. Apple Maps also gets new 3D-like visuals and better integration with CarPlay.

New lock screen: Apple’s redesigned lock screen comes with widget support, customizable fonts, and support for a new expanded notification view that lets you see more information right from the lock screen. With support for Live Activities on the lockscreen, users can also view scores and track food deliveries from their lockscreens.

Pay Apple afterwards: A credit service, Apple Pay Later, allows iOS 16 users to split the cost of Apple Pay purchases into four payments at no additional cost. These payments can then be refunded one by one.

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Other possibilities: Apple iOS 16 also comes with Live Captions, quick Live Text actions, and a new iCloud Shared Photo Library feature that makes it easy for users to share photos with their family, simply by moving shared photos to a dedicated folder. However, this feature will be available later this year.

Which Apple iPhone Models Will Get iOS 16?

iOS 16 is coming to the following iPhone models from September 12.

iPhone 14 Series: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhone 13 Series: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Series: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Series: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Older iPhones: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE Gen 2, iPhone SE Gen 3

Apple watchOS 9: features, supported devices

Apple also announced watchOS 9, which makes new changes to its fitness tracking features and adds more stats for elements like heart rate and elevation data. There’s also support for multisport activities and “Fitness Plus,” Apple’s subscription-based workout app is getting new changes to support activities like rowing, treadmill workouts, and cycling.

The Health app on Apple Watches now also supports adding medications and sleep tracking now gets comparison charts to give you more information. Other changes include more personalization options and a new watch face.

Apple’s watchOS 9 is coming to Apple Watch Series 4 and later and requires at least an iPhone 8 running on iOS 16 to be used.

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